Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Back to Reality

Man, work was exhausting today! What a madhouse!!! Ugh! I surely didn't miss this kind of thing! First, I got up late, with a migraine starting. Not a good start to the day, for sure. I rush to get ready, passed by Riverbanks, then it was off to the office.

At the office, it was one thing after another. Ugh, ugh, double and triple ugh! I had barely sat at my desk when the phones started ringing, my cellphone started beeping, and a whole lot of things happening at the same time. I kid you not when I say that people were going in and out of my office with PAPERWORK in their hand...paperwork that DEMANDED I do something to it immediately. From checks to requests for over time and leaves, I could barely breathe!

I finally had a breather at around 2 pm, and was about to open my salad...when Mom rang and asked me to go to her office. An hour and fifteen minutes later, I was back at my office and had my wilted salad for lunch. Sigh! I guess that's what I get for being out of the office for 2 months!!!

Elizza then calls me and tells me to go down to the lobby so that we can enroll the kids for Kumon Math classes. We talked to the Kumon guy for over 2 hours! Sheesh! But at least the kids are enrolled and will be starting this Saturday. At the very least, I am hoping the Kumon system will give them STRUCTURE to the way they do their homework. Crossing my fingers!

The big kids were all enrolled, but my amby baby Ranger will have to wait a year or 2 or 3 before he can start on a Kumon program. Tuition is P1,460 per child, which technically, isn't TOO bad. But multiply that by 3 and wowzers! I've got a major expense on my hands. A MONTHLY expense! Yikes! But after talking to the Kumon guy, I feel somewhat reassured at what to expect, although my wallet will be a lot lighter after a few YEARS. Yes, years, of taking the program.

It was a bit difficult trying to figure out a schedule with the kids' varied extra curricular activities. We had swimming, ice skating, taekwondo, graphic design, kids' band and chess to take into consideration. Hehehehe. What a list, eh? Lai and I lumped them all together for now on Tuesday evenings right after swimming and Saturday mornings. If that doesn't work out, I can change the girls' schedule and have them go a couple of afternoons during the week instead of having an evening time slot. We'll see.

Now I really, really, REALLY have to scrap!!! Migraines, go away!!!!


Victoria said...

I am so tired after reading your hectic schedule! It sounds like your kids have such exciting opportunities! Best of luck getting rid of that migraine! :)

jen said...

Oh I hopr things settle down a bit for you soon. All the best with the Kumon.

Kutnkudlys' Kreations said...

WOW, you exhausted me just reading that! LOL

Hope the rest of your evening goes smoother and that work settles down for you soon!

Have a great one!

Josoliviamaid said...

I don't know how you do it. When I get a migraine, the world has to stop because I can't move. I'm sure things will balance out soon for you. Next time, eat your lunch on the way. lol Sounds like you need to keep up with your strength. :-)

♥Shabem-®♥ said...

That's a lot of activities for the kids hehehe..
Hope you can figure out what they really want and enjoy.
Thanks for dropping by!

Scrapmuch said...

wowser - and I though I was pretty busy!! I have friends who love Kumon . . .

just visting from the DST blogtrain!